I hate to rail against something as being unfair — it is true that life is unfair — but to me this whole thing has always felt unfair. USA Network at this point has a pretty decent stable of original, hour-long scripted programming which fits under their "Characters Welcome" branding. I wouldn't say that Psych is the least respected of the those series, that's a game I'd rather not get involved in, but it certainly isn't the most, and that's a shame, because of the original programming that currently airs on USA, I think Psych is the best show they offer. Neither Shawn (James Roday) nor Gus (Dulé Hill) have that same scarred history that Adrian Monk had on that series, but they both, when the script requires (and it does require it from time to time), ably perform dramatic parts.
Psych is a smart show, one that weaves pop culture references into mysteries and almost without fail manages to create a compelling story complete with interesting questions and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. It's got great characters both at its core and on the periphery, and everyone on it seems to be having a great time with it. Its season finale is coming up on March 10, and I promise that even if you haven't watched the show yet, if you sit down with the finale, you'll enjoy it (though I'm betting it'll be darker than usual). Of course, you could just watch a full episode right now on Hulu instead: